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A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020. News
Fires Ravaging US West a 'Bellwether of the Future,' Says Oregon Governor as Half a Million Residents Evacuate
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time event."
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Power lines are cast in silhouette as the Creek Fire creeps up on on the Shaver Springs community off of Tollhouse Road on September 8, 2020 in Auberry, California. (Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) News
'This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like': Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year
A spokesperson for CAL FIRE called the news "unnerving," noting that "September and October are historically our worst months for fires."
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People prepare to board a bus for evacuation before the arrival of hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 25, 2020. Storm Laura was upgraded to a destructive hurricane on August 25 and is forecast to make landfall along the Texas or Louisiana coasts on Wednesday night, after earlier causing 20 deaths in Haiti."Laura has become a hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts," the US National Hurricane Center reported. (Photo: Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AFP via G News
Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With 'Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis'
"The Green New Deal is not radical," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "Having a president in office who calls climate change a hoax—that's radical."
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Proving 'A Different World Is Possible,' Exxon Dropped From Dow Jones After 92-Year Run
"Big Oil has fallen. Our job is to make sure they don't take us down with them."
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Heatwaves rise near a heat danger warning sign on the eve of the AdventurCORPS Badwater 135 ultra-marathon race on July 14, 2013 in Death Valley National Park, California. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) News
Climate Activists and Scientists Raise Alarm After Death Valley Endures Potentially Record-Breaking 130ºF
"It's not a record that will last," says author and activist Bill McKibben.
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Demonstrators block the entrance to a Deutsche Bank branch in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart on September 20, 2019. (Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Pressured by Climate Activist Groups, Deutsche Bank Ditches Drilling in the Arctic
The bank joins a list of two dozen others that will not back Arctic drilling projects.
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A home burns as the River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex, moves through the area on July 31, 2018 in Lakeport, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
The Next Election Is About the Next 10,000 Years
Dramatic climate action is critical because we’re about to cross tipping points that are not reversible.
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Activists with Insure Our Future gathered outside Liberty Mutual's Boston and Seattle offices in December 2019 to demand the insure company "take bold action in the face of the climate emergency and stop insuring fossil fuels." News
Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Other Insurers After Swiss Company Ditches 'Climate-Wrecking' Trans Mountain Pipeline
"Zurich's decision to walk away from the pipeline just underlines how risky this project has become."
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Thousands gathered at the San Francisco Civic Center in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Nov. 15, 2016. News
'Monumental Victory': Tribes and Climate Activists Celebrate Court-Ordered Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
"If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it's that health and justice must be prioritized early on in any decision-making process if we want to avoid a crisis later on."
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Global Groups Challenge Financial Sector to 'End Its Support for Fossil Fuels and Climate Chaos' Ahead of ExxonMobil Shareholders Meeting
"Fossil fuels are a bad investment, not only from an environmental and human rights perspective, but also from a financial one."
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